Republican Candidates Wilt With Tough Questions, Blame Moderators
If they can’t handle direct and tough questions how will they deal the ISIS and Putin? Republicans on the debate stage who couldn’t perform blamed the media for their own shortcomings.
As the CNBC hosts progressively lost control of the event, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz turned openly hostile, accusing them all of being Democrats intent on damaging the GOP field.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie soon piled on the network, with Trump wrapping up his night by claiming he had strong-armed them into shortening the debate ‘so we can get the hell out of here.’
The evening event in Boulder, Colorado was billed as a purely economic discussion but turned into a referendum on America’s political media, making the Republican-on-Republican rhetorical violence a secondary sideshow.
Claims of media bias became a major theme of the night, with Cruz letting loose the night’s first scathing barrage against moderators Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood.
Nobody watching at home believes that any of the moderators have any intention of voting in a Republican primary!’ he charged.
‘The questions asked so far illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match,’ Cruz said
‘Look at the questions: “Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain?” “Ben Carson, can you do math?” “John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?” “Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign?” “Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?”‘